I personally know many of the men whose images are included in my pornography collection. Some are past fuck buddies, others friends, and a few actual porn stars. I use these photography Sessions as an excuse to chat and get naked with them. To commune. To know the man behind the image.
Each session lasts two hours. The camera is set automatically to take a picture every five seconds. At 30-minute intervals the model removes a piece of clothing until he's naked. After the session, I meet with the model to review and veto any image for whatever reason. When exhibited, these photos are blacked out within the chronology. Three versions of the work emerge: the private performance of taking photographs, the public narrative as seen in the pictures, and the secrets we hide.